Anyone who regularly attends Calliope meetings is considered staff. If you have any questions regarding our staff, feel free to contact us.

The faculty advisor for Calliope is Dr. Rodney F. Dick, PhD (, who is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the English Department at Mount Union. Please note that college students are normally flooded with emails. Please use consideration when emailing someone on the staff. Also, allow time for a staff member to get back to your email. Click on one of the categories below to check out our wonderful staff.


Abbey Schlanz, Editor-in-Chief & Layout Editor

Class of 2018
English & Writing Major
Art & Japanese Minor
Hometown: Shadyside, OH

Abbey has been co-editor for three years, and during her time on staff, she has been published multiple times in both Calliope and The Agora. Along with writing, Abbey enjoys drawing, running, biking, jigsaw puzzles, and shiba inus.

Brooke Powell, Editor-in-Chief

Class of 2018
History & English Major
Gender Studies
Hometown: Akron, OH

Brooke is a double major in English and History with minors in Japanese and Gender Studies. She works at the library, is a member of the National Women's Studies Association and Sigma Tau Delta, is a part of several other campus organizations, and gets very little sleep.

Sarah Donkin, Junior Editor

Class of 2019
Writing Major
Hometown: New Waterford, OH

Sarah is quiet but loves to sit outside her dorm playing guitar. She writes her own original songs and often performs them at Coffeehouse.

Peter Young, Web Editor

Class of 2018
Physics & Applied Mathematics Major
Computer Science Minor
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Peter consults for the Computer Science department, is a teaching assistant for the Physics introduction lab, and an executive member of the Raider Programming board. If you need a terrible pun but a good laugh, Peter is your go-to guy.


Layn Palmer, Treasurer

Class of 2018

Ryan Ditrick, Secretary

Class of 2020
English & Writing Major
Hometown: Stow, OH

Ryan likes to play Bass guitar and plays trombone in Mount Union's band. He hopes to get his fiction published someday and take that on as a career. He thinks is dog is "also cool, too."

Student Senate Representative

This position is currently unfilled, and the organization is looking for a willing participant. For details on Student Senate, feel free to contact Peter Young, Web Editor at


Joan Hoile, Class of 2018


Joseph Strobelt, Class of 2020


Nash Timko, Class of 2020


Kristin Werstler, Class of 2018